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Friday, August 26, 2011

Whopper's Malted Milk Ball Cookies

Is there anyone that can resist popping chocolate whoppers in their mouth if there happens to be an open package anywhere near them?   Well, not me.  I am not proud to say I lose all will power when tempted by the smooth chocolate coating and crispy malted centers…   So anyway,  when I was looking for a good cookie recipe that would be quick and easy I found “Malted Milk Cookies” in my “Taste of Home Cookies” cookbook.  So of course I picked up one of those milk carton containers of the yummy malted goodies and set some time aside today to bake.   I have to say the recipe is great and I would not change a thing other than to encourage you to really crush the candies well.  The larger chunks of whopper got a little hard from baking.  Be sure to use all the powder too!   Seriously, give this one a try and let me know what you think…


Ingredients

1 cup butter (2 sticks) softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 -1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons instant chocolate drink mix
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups malted milk balls, crushed


First pour the whoppers into a plastic ziplock bag, and using the flat side of a mallet pound the candy until all are crushed.




Then, pre-heat oven to 375° F.

Next, to a medium size bowl, add the flour, instant chocolate drink mix, baking soda and salt.  Dry whisk to distribute the ingredients and fluff the flour.   Set aside.



Then in a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg and vanilla. 




Next,  in two increments add the dry mixture to the creamed mixture and mix well. 


Then, stir in malted milk balls.


Using a medium sized cookie scoop, place dough balls 2 inches apart on greased or parchment lined baking sheet. 


Then, place in oven and bake for 9 to 12 minutes or until set.  

Place cookie sheet on wire rack to cool for a couple of minutes and then transfer the cookies from the sheet to the wire rack to continue to cool.

Enjoy a couple of them warm with a glass of milk. 



  They also make a nice gift ....





 Link for cookbook - seriously, take a look at this book - there are some awesome cookie recipes.


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